18 episodes

BOCA is hosted by Coach Diego Bocanegra. A visionary, mentor, coach and public speaker - Coach Bocanegra's goal is to share the beautiful game with everyone and make an everlasting impact on society through sport. Formerly the Head Coach for University of Houston Women's Soccer, Coach Bocanegra boasts 20+ years of playing and coaching experience including stops at Cal State Fullerton, UCLA & Notre Dame. BOCA tackles all things related to sports except the X's and O's. Players, parents and coaches will gain insight through powerful conversations surrounding mental health, sports mindset, personal development, education, recruiting and more.

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BOCA is hosted by Coach Diego Bocanegra. A visionary, mentor, coach and public speaker - Coach Bocanegra's goal is to share the beautiful game with everyone and make an everlasting impact on society through sport. Formerly the Head Coach for University of Houston Women's Soccer, Coach Bocanegra boasts 20+ years of playing and coaching experience including stops at Cal State Fullerton, UCLA & Notre Dame. BOCA tackles all things related to sports except the X's and O's. Players, parents and coaches will gain insight through powerful conversations surrounding mental health, sports mindset, personal development, education, recruiting and more.

    Bonus Episode: What does June 15 mean for future student athletes?

    Bonus Episode: What does June 15 mean for future student athletes?

    Diego and Nick end season 2 with a bonus episode covering June 15 - a date which signifies the first day of possible contact for many recruits in their journey to find the right college fit. Tune in for some thoughts on the (perceived) importance of this date for many future student athletes. What do Coach Diego and Coach Nick have to say about this unique date on the recruiting calendar?

    Send us a message and let us know what you'd like covered on the next season of the BOCA podcast.

    Enjoy the summer, we'll be back soon!

    Follow Coach Diego @Diego13Boca
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    • 17 min
    Deep Dive: Season 2 Recap

    Deep Dive: Season 2 Recap

    Diego and Nick take a look back at Season 2 and dive a little deeper into a few episodes. What does it mean to be a role player? How do we address the mental health crisis in (and out of) sports? What is your "why"? How do we improve as coaches? 
     
    What's on the docket for Season 3? You tell us, we want to cover topics our listeners are most excited about.

    Send us a message and let us know what you'd like covered on the next season of the BOCA podcast.

    Follow Coach Diego @Diego13Boca
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    • 58 min
    Special Guest: Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak - UCF Head Coach, World Cup Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist

    Special Guest: Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak - UCF Head Coach, World Cup Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist

    Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak is the current Head Coach for the UCF Women's Soccer program. Tiffany is a World Cup Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist, and has represented the United States more than 100 times. She joins Diego and Nick to discuss her path to becoming one of the most decorated female soccer players in US history and how her youth environment helped her get to the highest levels of the game. Tiffany talks about her growth as a coach, her time at North Carolina and how becoming a coach has helped her support athletes on and off the field by empowering them to embrace their own voice. How does she see the game differently as a coach now that she is on the other side?

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Lessons Learned From The Pro Game

    Lessons Learned From The Pro Game

    In this week's episode, Diego and Nick review some of the biggest games across multiple leagues. NWSL, Champions League, Premier League, MLS - you name it. How does watching the game improve player performance on the field? Why do women's soccer games get officiated differently than others? Plenty of questions come up in this special episode of the BOCA podcast - but if you have anything you'd like to ask, or any topics you want to cover, send us a message and we will try to get to it in a future episode.

    Looking for game highlights from today's episode? Visit www.diegobocanegra.com to check out some great goals and moments from the matches discussed. 

    • 39 min
    Recruiting: A College Coach Perspective

    Recruiting: A College Coach Perspective

    In this episode Diego and Nick dive into the collegiate recruiting world. Players and parents looking for some insight into the recruiting process - tune into this episode. What does the recruiting process look like from a college coach perspective? How do coaches prepare? Where are coaches looking for players? What should players expect when coaches and scouts come to watch them play?  Diego shares a list of must-haves for any soccer trip.

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    Visit the blog at DiegoBocanegra.com for Coach Diego's list of must haves for every soccer trip.

    • 46 min
    Special Guest: Morgan Ferrara - Former Division I & Professional Athlete, Coach and Current PhD Candidate

    Special Guest: Morgan Ferrara - Former Division I & Professional Athlete, Coach and Current PhD Candidate

    Morgan Ferrara is a former professional and Division I student-athlete, UCF Athlete of the Year, AAC Player of the Year, former Division I coach and current PhD candidate at the University of Houston. Mo joins Diego and Nick to talk about her path through youth, collegiate and professional soccer. Morgan discusses her research at UH, her experiences with athlete mental health both as a coach and player. What can coaches do to help their players navigate the college experience? How can we better utilize resources to address mental health issues? What does life look like once an athlete's career on the field ends?  

    • 51 min

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